Acupuncture

Acupuncture at Brantford therapeutic Massage in Brantford, ON.

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic intervention in which fine needles are inserted into anatomically defined locations within the body and stimulated manually, or with electricity.  Therapeutic goals and treatment strategies are selected based on the neurological dysfunctions contributing to the clinical presentation of the symptoms.

The main clinical application of contemporary acupuncture is treatment of pain and dysfunction of acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. It is also effective in treating  symptoms associated with abnormal activity of the nervous, endocrine and exocrine systems.

Acupuncture treatment applied to a patients hand.

Physical & Emotional Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Decreases muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduces pain and swelling after injury
  • Promotes faster healing
  • Relieves stress and aids relaxation
  • Increases joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph fluids
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Improves posture
  • Improves awareness of mind-body connection

Acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of:

  • Sports injuries and other movement disorders
  • Musculoskeletal pain problems: neck, shoulder, back and joint pain
  • Chronic pain: headaches, sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis, facial pain
  • Pain and functional disturbances of viscera: cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and gynecological problems
  • Stress related problems: anxiety, depression, addictions